April 11, 2003

CHIPOLA’S PRICHARD IS FLORIDA COLLEGE STUDENT OF THE YEAR

TALLAHASSEE, FL-Chipola Junior College sophomore Chrissie Prichard was named Florida College Student of the Year on Friday, April 11, at a ceremony at the state Capitol in Tallahassee.

Florida Leader magazine selected Prichard from among seven finalists and exceptional campus leaders in the 16th annual Florida College Student of the Year Awards program.

The event later will be televised statewide on The Sunshine Network. The prestigious awards program recognizes students who support themselves financially through college, excel academically, and are involved in community service and political activism.

Prichard is a CJC sophomore majoring in Civil Engineering. She recently was named to the All-USA Academic Team which places her in the top 10 students in a pool of over 10 million community college students. Prichard was featured in an April 7 article in USA Today. Prichard is the fourth CJC student in the last five years to be named to the USA Today Community College All Academic Team.

Prichard is a cheerleader, Honors Program student, a Student Ambassador, SGA Senator and is active in the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. In 2002, she was one of ten students in America chosen to receive the Phi Theta Kappa Leaders of Promise Scholarship.

She was selected as a New Century Scholar, the award given to the top student in the state on the All-Florida team. Prichard also was named a Guistwhite Scholar, Phi Theta Kappa's most prestigious award.

She served as 2000 Florida Beef Ambassador for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. As the 2000 valedictorian of Chipley High School, she was awarded the Chipola Valedictorian Scholarship. She earned the Florida Academic Scholar award that pays college tuition for students with a 3.5 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 28. She won Chipola’s Calculus II Award in 2002 for maintaining the highest grades in CJC Calculus courses.

Prichard serves as a volunteer student tutor and as a computer tutor for local senior citizens. She works countless hours on CJC projects including: voter registration, American Cancer Society, Pregnancy Crisis Centers and Project Graduation. She is the daughter of David and Caren Prichard of Chipley.

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “Chrissie is a one in a million student. She is involved in every area of campus and community life, and she excels at all of them.”

Students enrolled in public and private colleges and universities compete in the statewide College Student of the Year program sponsored by Florida Leader, SunTrust, Office Depot, and other companies that support he recognition of excellence in Florida higher education. More than 5,000 students inquired about the 2003 Award, and 159 submitted applications.

The 2003 finalists for College Student of the Year included: Chrissie Prichard of Chipola Junior College, Michael Gale of the University of Florida, Amanda Howey of Eckerd College, Brittany Jowers of Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Vincent Lau Chan of Miami-Dade Community College, Andrew Merkin of Rollins College, Jane Pope of Central Florida Community College.

The winners will share nearly $60,000 in scholarship and prizes from Suntrust, Office Depot, Gulfstream International Airlines, Florida Monthly Magazine, Eastpak, Jiffy Lube, Checker’s Drive-in Restaurants, The Anthony Grandio Company, and other sponsors. Prichard will be featured on the cover of the “Student of the Year” issue of Florida Leader magazine that comes out later this month.

Florida Leader, the founding sponsor, is a newsmagazine read by students at 86 colleges and 550 public and private high schools throughout the state of Florida. Now in its 20th year of publishing, Florida Leader has won first prize nationally for excellence among college magazines. Oxendine Publishing also produces the national leadership magazine Student Leader. The magazine is online at www.floridaleader.com

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April 11, 2003

Chipola Junior College Theatre Receives High Honors

MARIANNA--Chipola’s recent sold out production of “Big River” has received highest honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the Florida Association of Community Colleges theatre division.

CJC Theatre coordinator Charles Sirmon, who entered the Kennedy Center Festival for his first time at CJC, said, “I was very excited to share my work with other theater professionals and receive educated theatrical responses.”

Representatives from the KCACTF attended the performance. One representative wrote, “If the work and effort I witnessed in this production is any indication, we have nothing but great things to expect from Chipola Theatre.”

The play received two Irene Ryan nominations (highest theatrical recognition) for outstanding performance by CJC students Jill White and Mavis Flowers and may compete on the next level at next year’s Regional ACTF conference with the possibility of performing at the Kennedy Center.

Chipola’s Sylvia Stanton also was recognized for her scenic design work and recommended for regional festival.

Adjudication from the FACC state level awarded CJC theatre a superior rating, also the highest of honors.

Chipola Theatre is currently in rehearsals for their upcoming children’s show “Disney Dazzle.”

For more info about Chipola Theatre contact Charles Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

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April 11, 2003

PHI BETA LAMBDA WINS STATE COMPETITION

MARIANNA-The Chipola Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity brought home a load of awards from the recent state competition in Tampa.

Chipola PBL advisor Kathryn Roberts was named State Advisor of the Year. Roberts has taught economics and business courses at Chipola since 1979. During her tenure as PBL advisor, CJC students have won numerous state and national awards in competition against students from other colleges, universities and vocational institutes. Mrs. Roberts commented “Although Chipola Junior College is smaller in size than the other educational institutions we compete against, the quality of education provided by CJC faculty and the administration’s commitment to provide up-to-date technology permits our students to excel.”

Chipola student Matt White won first place in Networking Concepts at the state competition which qualifies him for the National Competition in Dallas on June 29. Kelly Messer also won fourth in Networking Concepts. White also won fifth place in Computer Concepts. The team of White and Messer won third place in the Network Design contest.

The CJC Desktop Publishing Team of Tiffany Anderson and Shanon Wooden won third place. Wooden also won fourth place in the Information Management competition.

Chad Fears placed fifth in Public speaking. He also was awarded the Christopher J. Heider Scholarship. Chad Fears and Tiffany Birge were awarded certificates to the Millionaire’s Club for service and participation.

PBL-FBLA is the national business education association that prepares students for careers in business. Members in more than 12,000 chapters, include students from the United States, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Europe.

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April 11, 2003

STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA--An exhibition of student art is currently on display in the gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building on the campus of Chipola Junior College.

The show will be open for viewing weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 7 through 21.

Graduating art majors as well as newly discovered artists in Drawing I class will be featured. The following students’ work will be on exhibit: Kari Anderson, Darius Barnes, Mario Collings,Travis Cook, Shalula Corbett, Tanya Douglas, Terence

Grantham, Jessica Harris, Heather Howell, Shannon Miller, Pelt, Jennifer Rhodes, and Shanon Wooden.

The students are presently under the instruction of Art instructor, Suzanne H. Payne.

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April 11, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the next few months.

Cake Decorating II will be offered May 5 through June 2. Cake Decorating III is June 9 through June 30. Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $28.

First Aid will be offered April 15 and 17 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course is April 26 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $31. A 20-Childcare Training course is May 24 and 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $62.

Retirement Plan Distributions will be offered April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

Florida Construction and Industry Professionals will meet May 3. Job Site Business Operations will meet from 6 to 9 a.m. Cost is $49. Florida Building Code Core Training will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $99. Changes in the Florida Building Code will meet from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $119. Cost for all three classes is $199.

EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola <http://www.ed2go.com/chipola>. Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com.

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

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April 17, 2003

CJC BASEBALL TEAM LEADS PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

MARIANNA-Chipola hosts PJC in the final home game of the season on Tuesday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

The squad was scheduled to host TCC on Friday, April 18, at 5 p.m., and then travel to TCC for a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, April 19.

Chipola will finish out the regular conference season at PJC with a 5 p.m. game on April 23.

Following the regular season, Chipola is scheduled to host Delgado in a non-league double-header, Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m., and in a single game on Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m.

The Indians team maintained their one game lead in first place in the Panhandle Conference after sweeping North Florida in a pair of games earlier this week.CJC whipped NFL 8-1 on Wednesday, April 16, behind the pitching of Adam Dunavant. The Indians beat North Florida 9-5 on Tuesday, April 15, with Kellen Ludwig earning the win.

As of Monday, April 13, the league standings are: Chipola (15-5), Okaloosa-Walton (12-8), Tallahassee (14-6), Pensacola (10-10), North Florida (6-14), Gulf Coast (3-17).

Chipola swept Gulf Coast in three recent games. The Indians scored a big 13-4 win over GCC on April 13. Brian Clausen (8-2) got the win for Chipola. Leading hitters for CJC were Matt Grooms, who was 3 for 5; Adam Loewen, who was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI; and Cole Armstrong, who was 3 for 4 with 4 RBI. On April 12, the Indians beat Gulf Coast in both halves of a doubleheader, 8-2 and 3-1. Friedel Pinkston was the winning pitcher in game one. Victor Alvarez was 1 for 1 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Joey Wilson was 2 for 4 with with 3 RBI. Adam Dunavant earned the 3-1 win in game two on April 12. Matt Grooms was 2 for 2 with a homerun. JP Lowen was 1 for 2 with a homerun.

The top two teams in the conference earn a berth to the state tournament set for May 9-13.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

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April 17, 2003

CHIPOLA’S PHI THETA KAPPA WINS ‘NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP’

MARIANNA—The Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa won the academic equivalent of a national championship when it was named Most Distinguished Chapter among all 1,200 chapters at the 85th International Phi Theta Kappa Convention in Anaheim, California.

Chipola’s Nu Chi Chapter also earned top awards in the Phi Theta Kappa Hallmark categories of Fellowship, Scholarship, Leadership and Service. Hallmark awards are presented to only 10 schools in each of the four categories. Chipola was one of only two colleges to earn awards in all four Hallmarks. The Chipola group also won an educational software package valued at $35,000 from The Right Education Internet, an online benefits partner.

"Being recognized as the Most Distinguished Chapter was a moment that I will never forget," says CJC Membership Officer Ryan Waters. "We were all honored to be one of the chapters recognized for making a difference in our area. I can only hope that Chipola's recognition will inspire other Phi Theta Kappa chapters from small schools to work hard to impact the lives of others. The best part of the whole experience was having the opportunity to share the moment with a wonderful group of people whom I love and admire."

Chapter members created and implemented a number of important service projects over the past year. An extensive scholarship project, the Nu Chi Comprehensive Health and Wellness Project, provided information to the community and promoted awareness about a different health issue and related type of cancer each month of the year.

Through their service project, "A Day in the Life", the chapter challenged individuals on their campus, in their community and throughout the region to donate a minimum of 24 hours of service to health issues of their choice. In addition, chapter members organized a Gold Ribbon Campaign to benefit the research and treatment of childhood cancers and worked to develop the local Locks of Love program.

To promote Leadership, the chapter invited over 500 area high school sophomores and juniors to attend their 2002 Phi Theta Kappa Leaders of Promise Conference. The event encouraged students to identify and develop leadership qualities through activities facilitated by Nu Chi members.

Scholarly fellowship was a way of life for the Nu Chi chapter this year. The members reached

out to their campus by inviting other campus organizations to co-sponsor scholarship and service activities. They also developed the Chipola Regional Honor Society Coalition, which enabled them to share their service projects with high school students throughout the community.

In all, CJC brought home five major chapter awards and several individual honors. CJC sophomore Laura Davis won an outstanding chapter officer award for her work as Public Relations Officer.

Chipola sophomore Chrissie Prichard was named to the All USA Academic First Team that places her in the top 20 students among the more than 11 million community college students. Prichard, who was featured in an article in the April 7 edition of USA Today, is the fourth CJC student in the last five years to be named to the USA Today Community College All-Academic Team. She also was named a Guistwhite Scholar, the most prestigious academic award presented by PTK. Additionally, she was tapped as a New Century Scholar, as the top student from Florida in the All-USA Academic program. She earned the PTK Leaders of Promise scholarship as a freshman, making her the first student ever to earn all four major PTK scholarships.

Chipola faculty adviser Jody Spooner said, " I’m so proud of our students for this monumental accomplishment. This recognition teaches them that if they pool their resources and work as a team, they can accomplish anything.”

Spooner stressed that the recognition is a clear reflection on the hard work of the Chipola faculty and staff. “I believe that Chipola is respected as a place that nurtures students and challenges them to achieve," said Spooner.

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.5 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 united states, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany, and Japan.

Phi Theta Kappa’s purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The organization provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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CHIPOLA PTK WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP--The Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa won the academic equivalent of a national championship when it was named Most Distinguished Chapter among all 1,200 chapters at the 85th International Phi Theta Kappa Convention in Anaheim, California. Officers of the CJC group are, from left: Ryan Waters, Membership Officer, Graceville; Laura Davis, Public Relations Officer, Blountstown; Chrissie Prichard, Leadership Officer, Chipley; Sarah Bollinger, Fellowship Officer, Graceville; Krissy Lee, Scholarship Officer, Sneads; Amiee Wynne, Communications Officer, Bethlehem; and Kelly Slichter, Service Officer, Marianna.

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April 17, 2003

FSU TO OFFER BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Florida State University is scheduled to offer a bachelor of science degree program in business administration beginning in fall of 2003 on the Chipola Junior College campus in Marianna.

Persons interested in the degree program, should plan to attend an Information Session on Tuesday, April 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in Rm 116 (Jackson Hall) of the CJC Literature/Language Building.

For information, contact: Renee’ Green, FSU Program Coordinator at the CJC University Center - Room 401C, phone (850) 718-2419; or email: greenr@chipola.edu

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April 17, 2003

CHIPOLA GRADUATION CEREMONY IS MAY 1

MARIANNA—The graduation ceremony for Chipola Junior College's Class of 2003 is scheduled for Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

Some 300 students have completed the requirements for degrees or certificates signifying the completion of programs of study at the college. They will join the ranks of approximately 9,000 other graduates of Chipola. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

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April 17, 2003

CHIPOLA POOL TO OPEN APRIL 21

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Pool opens April 21 with a variety of aquatic activities on tap.

Swimming pool hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours will begin May 14 extending the leisure hours to include Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The pool is also available for party rentals and lap swimming.

Pool admission is $2 for children under 13 and $3 for all others. Season passes are available for leisure swimming from April through September. Individual passes are $55. Family passes are $85 for two or three persons, $95 for four or five persons and $10 for each additional person above five. Swim Team passes are $90 for parents and one child, $120 for parents and two children and $10 for each additional child above two.

An American Red Cross Lifeguard Course will be scheduled later this month. The class requires 10 participants. Swimming lessons for all ability levels will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Students will be evaluated and placed in a level during the first class. Each session includes eight 45-minute lessons. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Classes may be consolidated or canceled due to insufficient pre-registration. Private lessons are available upon request.

The following swimming lessons are scheduled: Session 1--May 27-June 5; Session 2--June 9-19; Session 3--July 7-17; Session 4--July 21-31. Lessons meet Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks unless otherwise noted. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers are set for the following dates: Swim and Safety Camp--May 27-30, $40; Wet and Wild Camp-June 23-26, $40; and Stroke Improvement Camp-Aug. 4-6, $35. An After School at the Pool program for school age swimmers will be offered May 12-16 and 19-23, and August 11-15 and 18-22. Cost is $35 per week and includes stroke improvement, games and supervised playtime. Children in this program must pass a swimming test.

The Marianna Swim Team competes in invitational swim meets for ages 4 to18. The season runs through August. Swim team practice is 5:15 to 7:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning in late April. Interested swimmers are invited to visit practice. The team hosts the Chipola Invitational swim meet in July.

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April 17, 2003

PRICHARD IS USA Today All-American And FLORIDA student of the year

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College sophomore Chrissie Prichard has captured national attention in recent weeks.

Prichard’s recognitions began in March when she was named to the First Team All-Florida Academic Team and also was selected as a New Century Scholar--the highest-scoring student from Florida in the All-USA Academic Team competition.

As Florida’s top community college student, Prichard presented the keynote address at the 2003 All-Florida Academic Team annual awards ceremony at the FSU Turnbull Center. She was presented a $2,000 scholarship from the Coca Cola Foundation as Florida's top student. 

On April 7, Prichard was named to the All-USA Academic First Team at the American Association of Community Colleges Meeting in Dallas. That same day, Prichard was featured in USA Today along with 19 other first team members from across the country.

In addition to the All USA Academic Team, she was named a Guistwhite Scholar, the most prestigious academic award presented by PTK that includes a $5,000 scholarship. In 2002 she earned the Leaders of Promise scholarship as a freshman, making her the first student ever to earn all four major PTK scholarships.

On April 11, Prichard was named Florida College Student of the Year during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Tallahassee. Florida Leader magazine selected Prichard from among thousands of exceptional campus leaders in the 16th annual Florida College Student of the Year Awards program.

The prestigious awards program recognizes students who support themselves financially through college, excel academically, and are involved in community service and political activism.

Prichard is a CJC cheerleader, Honors Program student, a Student Ambassador, SGA Senator and is an officer in the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa that captured six national honors at the recent international convention in Sacramento.

She served as 2000 Florida Beef Ambassador for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. As the 2000 valedictorian of Chipley High School, she was awarded the Chipola Valedictorian Scholarship. She earned the Florida Academic Scholar award that pays college tuition for students with a 3.5 GPA and a minimum score of 28 on the ACT. She won Chipola’s Calculus II Award in 2002 for maintaining the highest grades in CJC Calculus courses.

She serves as a volunteer student tutor and as a computer tutor for local senior citizens. She works countless hours on CJC projects including: voter registration, American Cancer Society, Pregnancy Crisis Centers and Project Graduation.

Prichard is the daughter of David and Caren Prichard of Chipley. She plans to attend the University of Florida, to pursue a major in Engineering.

 

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April 17, 2003

CHIPOLA TO PRESENT SPRING MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

MARIANNA--Chipola’s Spring Musical Extravaganza will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Theatre.

This free variety musical concert will feature the CJC Rock and Jazz Ensemble, CJC Chamber Chorus, CJC Show Choir and the dedication of the college’s new Steinway Piano by CJC professor Dr. Carolyn Wilson.

The audience will enjoy a wide variety of musical styles including “As Time Goes By,” “I Am His Child,” “Cry Out and Shout,” choral masterpieces chosen from the “top 20” college choral repertoire, to selections from Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301.

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April 17, 2003

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS SCHEDULED

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will hold cheerleader tryouts for the 2003-04 season, May 27 – 29, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., each day at the Johnson Health Center.

Male and female CJC students who are physically fit, energetic, and committed to cheering are encouraged to try out. Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and be full-time CJC students in Fall 2003.

Cheering experience is preferred and dedication is a must. Chipola freshmen must submit an official high school transcript, as well as a letter of recommendation from their high school cheerleader coach. Scholarships are available.

For information, contact cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix at (850) 718-2322, or

e-mail defelixg@chipola.edu

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April 17, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during April and May.

Retirement Plan Distributions will be offered Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet April 26 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $31. A 20-Childcare Training course is May 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet June 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course will meet June 14 form 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. Cost is $62.

Florida Construction and Industry Professionals will meet May 3. Job Site Business Operations will meet from 6 to 9 a.m. Cost is $49. Florida Building Code Core Training will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $99. Changes in the Florida Building Code will meet from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $119. The package price for all three classes is $199.

In the field of Health Care: An IV Therapy class will be offered Monday and Wednesday, May 5 through 21, from noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $114. A CPR course is set for May 6 and 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34. First Aid will be offered June 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

Cake Decorating I will meet Mondays, May 5 through June 2, from 6 to 8:30p.m. Cost is $41. EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola. Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com.

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

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April 17, 2003

CHIPOLA FACC GOLF TOURNEY RESULTS

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) raised funds for scholarships and staff development with the group’s fourth annual golf tournament on April 12 at Caverns Golf Course in Marianna.

Twenty-seven golfers and 10 sponsors participated in the tournament. The team of Shane Gilmore, Stan Young, Pete Gilmore and John Mitchell of Marianna took home $400 as the winning team. The team of Pat Shaw, James Lonior, Stephanie Jones, all of Freeport, and Carl Searels of Santa Rosa Beach won $300 for second place. The third prize of $200 went to the team of Greg Womble, Sam Mathis, Homer Golden, all of Tallahassee, and T. J. Davis of Havana.

Closest to Pin awards went to Harrell Glisson of Greenwood and Randy Ward of Graceville.

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April 17, 2003

CHIPOLA PLAYERS GO D-1

MARIANNA—Three Chipola Lady Indians have signed basketball scholarships with Division 1 colleges. LaNita Carter signed with Southwest Texas State. Rebecca Montz will play at Jacksonville University. Amber Bryant is moving on to High Point University in North Carolina.

Montz led Chipola's offense with 15.3 points per game. She was 83 percent from the free throw line and among the top three-point shooters in the state.

Carter led Chipola in rebounds, averaging 7.1 per game. Lady Indians.

Montz and Carter also were named to the All Panhandle Conference team and to the Women’s All Tournament team.

Chipola head coach Jason Keene “I’m very proud of these three players. I think they made very good choices. They can all go in and play and contribute at their respective schools.”

The Lady Indians made it to the second round of the state JUCO tournament this season to finish with a 19-14 record.

“I think we’re providing a good program to help our players move on to the next level said Keene. “In three years, we’ve had eight players sign with Division 1 schools and three more sign at D-2 colleges. Chipola also continues to lead the state in graduating athletes.”

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CHIPOLA PLAYERS GO D-1--Three Chipola Lady Indians have signed basketball scholarships with Division 1 colleges. Pictured from left, are: Rebecca Montz, who will play at Jacksonville University; Amber Bryant who is moving on to High Point University in North Carolina; and LaNita Carter who signed with Southwest Texas State.

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April 25, 2003

 

CHIPOLA GRADUATION CEREMONY TO INCLUDE FOOD/BOOK DRIVE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will hold graduation ceremonies for the class of 2003 Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

                Some 300 students have completed the requirements for degrees or certificates signifying the completion of programs of study at the college. They will join the ranks of approximately 9,000 other graduates of Chipola. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

                The Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa invites graduating students and their guests to bring a non-perishable food item or book to the ceremony. PTK is participating in the "Feed a Body, Feed a Mind" initiative designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy. Books and canned goods will be donated to needy citizens in Chipola's five-county district.

                CJC freshman Tracy Brock, who is coordinating the project, said, “As student leaders, we are proud to give graduating students an opportunity to give back to the community that has supported them throughout their community college experience.”

                For information, contact Brock at 575-0036, or PTK advisor, Jody Spooner, at 718-2305.

                 

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April 25, 2003

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2003 GRADUATES

               

                MARIANNA—Some 280 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola Junior College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises are scheduled for Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

                Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or vocational certificates from December of ‘02 to May of ‘03 or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of ’03.

                The class includes the following, listed according to type of degree and hometown:

                                                                                Associate in Arts Degrees

                Alford—Keely Braxton, Britney Vickery, Stephanie Waters.      

                Altha-- Joshua Barton, Crystal Bates, Deanne Cox, Dana Dunn, Jeremy Flanders, Kelly Lord, Thomas McCroan, Mary Neel, Dreama Peters, Stephanie Rice, Jessica Ward, Georgia White, Melissa Worrell, Steve Yoder.

                Bascom—Marcus Ditty, Maurice Jones, Rafael Savory, Christina Walker, Jason Watkins. 

                Blountstown—Laura Davis, Nathan Ebersole, Laura Guilford, Patricia Harrell, John House, Jr., Eric Johnson, Samuel Mayo, Devorah McKelvin, Kamal Meshedi, Misty Segers, Lucretia Simmons, Fehmeena Syed.

                Bonifay—Mary Atwell, Alra Brooks, Selina Fish, Joshua Gray, Amanda Marshall, Jessica Reddick, Dawn Robuffo, Jonathan West, Karen Woodham, Amiee Wynne.                                     Bristol-- Nikki Brown, Zachary Chapman, Kim Melvin, William Potter.

                Campbellton—Kimberly Myhill.

                Caryville—Ralph Briggs, Harold Hayford, Jill White.

                Chipley—Mitzi Aukema, Raegan Bailey, Janice Carter, Derek Chadwell, John Duncan, Justin Ellis, Lyndsay Garrett, Adam Grantham, Jared Grantham, Terence Grantham, Angela  Hall, Terisa Hayes, Amanda Holland, Deanna Hutchins, Chelsea Laney, Jennifer McSwain, Carrie Morris, Alexander Norman, Christiana Prichard, Joshua Riley, Lucinda Sasser, Garret Sloan, Vernon Todd, Alicia Williams.

                Cottondale—Lonnie Barber, Jr., Paul Barber, III, Ja’Don Best, Priscilla Comerford, Reba Deese, Brittany Leavins, Cynthia Paige, Heath Rogers, Stacey Sapp, Stanley Scurlock, Adam Scurlock, April Thornton.

                Cypress—Matthew Neel.

                Graceville—Elizabeth Harris, Heather Howell, Melissa Mann, Andrea Massey, Jonathan Prescott, James Robinson, Jr., Meghan Smith, Kevin Taylor, Francis Waters, Vickie Williams, James Wright.

                Grand Ridge—Jonathan Basford, Darren Branch, Keesha Childs, Charles Dickson, Tammie Gilley, Amanda Hewett, Jacqueline Joyner, Krissy Lee, Leah Moneyham, Amanda Suggs, Pierre Wesselhoeft.

                Greenwood—Kelly Baxter, Jessica Bhatti, Shirley Boyle, Thomas Callaway, Derik Cockerham, Shawna Ferguson, Brandon  Johnson, Phyllings Lerisson, Eboilena Long, Clarissa Oliver, Demetria Smith.

                Malone—Katina Oliver.

                Marianna—Benjamin Ayres, Ashley Barber, David Barton , Thomas Basford, Stephanie Black, Heather Bontrager, Shelina Bryant, Linda Byler, Amy Carlisle, Amanda Chesteen, Amy Cox, Deanna Danley, Stephanie Davis, Robert Davis, Julie Edenfield, Kristy Edwards, Linda Edwards, Joseph Edwards, Miranda Ellis, Nicole Engebretsen, Aimee Erbacher, Seabron (Chad) Fears, Mario Gonzalez, Salena Grace, Matthew Grimsley, Michael Halstead, Jena Hamm, Jenny Harrell, Susan Harris, Shanerica Hoover, Tavares Horne, Teresa Hutchinson, Robert Jones, Shelia Kent, Jason Kindelspire, Nirra Koonce, Darla Littig, Jantzen Lord, Theresa Martinez, Ashley McDonald, Ashleigh McDonald, Brian Mitchell, Sarah Mock, Kermit Mount, Jr., Chadwick Myrick, Mary Neel, Rhonda Noe, Tracey Oliver, Herman Payne, Jr., Justin Pelt, Sue Petty, Cherish Potter, Lacy Purvis, Arin Register, Kelly Riley, Takiyah Russ, Stephen Sangaree, Misty Sims, Pamra Small, Georgeann Smith, Rayfield Spires, Mary Summers, Stephanie Wilson, Leslie Wright.

                Ponce De Leon—Melissa Erickson.

                Sneads—Joshua Glass, Kimberly Hall, Monica Jackson, Debra Jones, Dawndrell Martin, Jamee McAlpin, Clyde McNamee, III, Krista Mills, Selisa Nessmith, Charyl Tyus.

                Wausau—Patricia West.

                Westville—Heather Davis, Monica Griffin, David Trammell.

                Out-of-District——Jamie Bassett, Chattahoochee; Alesha Ard, Defuniak Springs; Diana Taunton, Wewahitchka;  Nick Williams, Arlington, TX; David Wolendky, Atlanta, GA; Rebecca Montz, Erath, LA; Becca Sandifer, Eufaula, AL; Cathy Jeffcoat, Fountain; Farooq Akbar, Gainesville; Katrina Broome, Panama City; April Williams, Phoenix City, AL; Les Hassen, Port Charlotte; Tammie Chatwood, Southport; Leigh Savoy, Sunset, LA.

 

Associate in Science Degrees

                Altha—Nicholas Barth, Glenda Burch, Lora Shelton, Glenda Thrasher.

                Bascom—Kelly Messer, Jesse Rich.

                Bonifay—Erica Hewett, Michael Kennedy, Jonathan Paul, Brittany Pettis, Heather Shelby.

                Bristol—Karla Landers.

                Chipley—Kazuko Holmes, Chelsea Kriser, Kimberley Miller, Chelsea Suggs.

                Clarksville—Leslie Luke, J.Allison Shadrick-Fields.

                Cottondale—Charity Braxton, Jennifer Meredith, Gina Sheffield.

                Grand Ridge—Lori Chason, Leah Moneyham.

                Greenwood—Kelly Baxter, Brandon Freeman, Patsy Pittman.

                Malone—Gwendolyn Oliver.

                Marianna—Byron Bennett, Adam Bigale, Kimberly Harris, Stephanie Hartley, Yvonne Horne, Kenjuanna Jennings, Catherine LeBlanc, Kristina Shealy, Michael Smith.

                Sneads—Jana Peacock, Allison Roberts.

                Westville—Jason Mims, James Smith, Pamela Williams.

                Out-of-District—Jamie Bassett, Malissa Black, Chattahochee; Marietta Gray, Quincy; Tom Frericks, Bowling Green, KY; LaNita Carter, Columbus, OH; JueMichael Young, Hammond, LA; Walther Harris, Homewood, AL; Ivan Naccarata, Longueuil, CN; Justin Smith, Memphis, TN; Amber Bryant, Raleigh, NC.

Workforce Development Certificates

                Altha—Tonya Rowe.                         

                Blountstown—Clifford Jackson.

                Bonifay—Nicholas Klingman.

                Chattahoochee—Lisa Pitts.

                Clarksville—Gregory Hires.

                Grand Ridge—Travis Edenfield.

                Greenwood—Tamiko Garrett.

                Marianna—Melissa Battles, Maria Hobbs, Tina White, Ashley Baggett, James Begor, Terissa Crutcher, Tirzah Edwards, Christy Hendrix, Michael Lamb, Sr., Tameeka Spates, Deena Zimmerman.

                Sneads—Diane Adams.

                Out-of-District—Billy Ray Richter, Youngstown; Lisa Pitts, Chattahoochee.

 

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April 25, 2003                                                       

CHIPOLA BASEBALL TEAM HEADED FOR STATE TOURNAMENT

 

 

                MARIANNA-The Chipola Indians swept a pair of games from Pensacola to capture the 2003

Panhandle Conference Championship and secure a berth in the state tournament.

                Chipola and OW will represent the Panhandle conference in the tournament set for May 9-13,

in Kissimmee. The Indians finished second in the state tournament in both 2002 and 2001.

                Chipola is scheduled to play the runner-up of the Southern Conference at 1 p.m. on Friday,

May 9.

                Johnson has scheduled three more games to keep his team sharp for the state tourney. The

Indians will host Delgado in a double-header, Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m., and in a single game on Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m.

                Chipola finished the season with an 18-7 league mark and a 32-12-1 overall record.  The Indians are ranked fifth in the April 21 State JUCO poll.

                Okaloosa-Walton finished second at 17-8 and 39-10. Other teams in the league finished as follows: Tallahassee at 16-9, 36-14; Pensacola at 13-12, 30-17; North Florida at 7-18, 24-22; and Gulf Coast at 4-21, 17-33.

                Tournament brackets may be accessed at http://www.flccaa.org/caa/Baseball%20Brackets.pdf

                For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

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April 25, 2003

LADY INDIANS HEADED TO STATE TOURNAMENT

MARIANNA--The Chipola Lady Indians are headed to the State JUCO Softball tournament.

CJC finished tied for third with Gulf Coast, both with 11-8 conference records. North Florida and Pensacola finished as conference co-champions.

The Lady Indians will play Manatee, Thursday, May 1 at noon, at the Kissimmee St. Cloud Softball Complex. Manatee won the Suncoast championship.

All teams in the state tourney will play at noon and 5 p.m. on Thursday. Teams that win at least one game Thursday will advance to the Friday round in the double elimination format.  Tourney brackets are online at www.flccaa.org/caa/Gulf%20Softball%20Brackets.pdf

Head coach Sharon Coleman said, “I’m really proud of our kids. We’re very young, but we’ve played some nationally-ranked teams which gave us good experience. The Lady Indians are a scrappy bunch. They never give up. They played hard and they played well.”

Stephanie Hayes (12-8) leads Chipola’s pitching staff. She has the second lowest ERA in the state at 0.53.  She also logged an amazing 185 strikeouts on the season. Her 12-8 record belies her talent. All 8 of Hayes’ losses came in games with international tie-breakers, a method unique to softball in which a runner is placed on second base. Jessica Finch (9-1) is also a top pitcher for Chipola.

The Lady Indians have a number of players hitting above .350.  Meghan Chafee is hitting .358 with 7 doubles. Amber Cavencar is hitting .371. Ashley Quick is .357 with 7 doubles. Leigh Savoy has a .364 average with 15 doubles.

Nine Lady Indians garnered All-Conference honors this season. First Team picks include: infielder Leigh Savoy, outfielder Shirley Burleson, catcher Meghann Williams and pitcher Stephanie Hayes. Second Team picks include infielders Ashley Quick and Megan Chaffey and pitcher Jessica Finch. Honorable Mention picks are outfielder Jessica Mathis; and at large pick Amber Kavehkar. The All Freshman Team includes Quick, Mathis, Williams and Hayes. 

The Lady Indians are tentatively scheduled to depart for the state tournament on Tuesday, April 29, at 2 p.m.

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Cutline: CJC PhotoNine Lady Indians were named to the All Panhandle Conference Team. Pictured from left, are: (front) Leigh Savoy, Jessica Finch, Amber Kavehkar, Stephanie Hayes, (back) Shirley Burleson, Megan Chaffey, Ashley Quick, Jessica Mathis and Meghann Williams. and head

coach Sharon Coleman. 

 

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April 25, 2003

CHIPOLA BASKETBALL PLAYERS GO D-1

MARIANNA--All seven sophomores from this year’s Chipola Indians team have signed basketball scholarships with the NCAA Division I universities. Players have signed with the following schools: Nick Williams, University of Cincinnati; Brandon Freeman, University of Arkansas-Little Rock; Michael Wilds, Utah State University; Walter Harris - Jacksonville State University; Justin Smith - University of Tennessee-Martin; Tom Frericks - St. Louis University; and JueMichael Young - Louisiana Tech University. Freeman, Young and Frericks were named to the Men's All Conference Team.  Freeman also was named to the FCCAA/NJCAA Region VIII All-State team. Wilds and Williams earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors. Chipola head coach Ryan Cross said, " We have had great success in graduating our players and moving them on to Division I universities.  This class will continue that tradition.  These young men have represented Chipola well and will have the opportunity to not only continue their basketball careers at the highest level, but also continue their education." Chipola finished second in the Panhandle Conference with a 23-9 overall record.  The Indians battled through two overtimes before falling to Polk 73-69, in the semi-finals of the 2003 state tournament. Freeman and Frericks were named to the All-Tournament Team.

 

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April 25, 2003

CJC MATH OLYMPICS WINNERS

MARIANNA--Some 200 students representing 14 area high schools participated in the 19th annual Chipola Junior College Math Olympiad on April 11.  Students competed individually on written exams in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.  Teams competed in three Ciphering competitions and for Team Awards that are earned through highest combined scores on the written exams.  For their hard work, the students earned certificates of participation and were treated to lunch.  The event concluded with an awards ceremony in the college Arts Center.  A President’s Medallion and cash prize was presented to Neil Patel of Marianna High.  Overall team winners are: first, (tie) Altha PublicHigh, Blountstown High; second, Chipley High.  Ciphering team winners are: Algebra I—first, Holmes County High, team members: Josh Holten, Jordan Belser, Ciara Jackson; second, Altha High, team members: Brandon Dysard, Justin McCoy, Anna Nichols.  Algebra II--first, Altha High, team members: Lori Goodman, Karah Rackley, Pamela Russell;  second, Blountstown High, team members: Jessica Guilford, Robert MCullen, Chris Eby.                 Geometry—first, Blountstown High, team members: Clint Capps, Ben Collier, Rebecca Carder; second, Holmes County High, team members: Ray Jenkins, Chuck Bryant, Alison Steverson.  Individual award winners by category are:  Algebra I--first, Altha High, Anna Nichols; second, Blountstown High, Nicholas Myers; third, Poplar Springs High, Joey Bell; fourth, Cottondale High, Heather Morris; fifth, Altha High, Brandon Dysard; sixth, Holmes County High, Jordan Belser; seventh, (tie) Marianna High, Chin Arunakul, Holmes County High, Ciara Jackson, Altha High, Justin McCoy; eighth, (tie)  Marianna High, Aaron Neal, Chipley High Julianne Hancock; ninth (tie) Holmes County High, Josh Holten, Cottondale High Kim Sloan; tenth, Graceville High, Johnathon Register.                                                                                Algebra II--first, Altha High, Karah Rackley; second, Altha High, Lori Goodman, third, Altha High, Pamela Russell; fourth, Blountstown High, Jessica Guilford; fifth, Graceville High, Mark Jumper, sixth, Chipley High, Colin Forehand; seventh, Blountstown High, Chris Eby, eighth, (tie)  Marianna High, Jake Whealdon, Sneads High, T.J. Walker; ninth, (tie) Blountstown High, Robert McCullen, Liberty High Jessica Shiver; tenth, (tie) Holmes County High, Randy Griffin, Sneads High, Lauren Ansley. Geometry--first, Blountstown High, Rebecca Carter; second, Blountstown High, Clint Capps; third, Chipley High, Robert Commerford; fourth, Holmes County High, Chuck Bryant; fifth, Liberty County High, Evan Moore; sixth, (tie) Altha High, Lacy Adkins, Altha High, Alisha Perdue, Holmes County High Alison Steverson; seventh, (tie) Marianna High, Mandy Bontrager, Chipley High, Matthew Booth, Chipley High Justin Kirkland; eighth, Blountstown High,  Ben Collier;  ninth, Altha High, Jordan Waldorff, Liberty County High, Kendell Peddie; tenth, Graceville High, Seth Gay.          Trigonometry--first, Marianna High, Neil Patel; second, Holmes County High, David Hausner; third, Holmes County High, Katrina McAlpin; fourth, Marianna High, Mandy Hall; fifth, Marianna High, Josh Grace; sixth, Altha High, Keith Johnson; seventh, Marianna High, A.J. Gochenaur; eighth, Holmes County High, Jessica Wilson; ninth, (tie) Holmes County High, Corey Dunn, Holmes County High, Rachel Cumlo; tenth, Liberty County High, Laura Wahlquist, Liberty County High Kyler Peddie.  Calculus--first, Marianna High, Neil Patel; second, Blountstown High, Lydia Johnson; third, Marianna High, Terra Pumphrey; fourth, Holmes County High, Tyler Goodman; fifth, Holmes County High, Amanda Aronhalt; sixth, Marianna High, John Brewer; seventh, Holmes County High, Chad Faison; eighth, Marianna High, A.J. Gochenaur; ninth, Bethlehem High, Megan Hobbs; tenth, Vernon High,

 DeJuan Stevens.                                                                

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April 25, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the month of May.

                Florida Construction and Industry Professionals will meet May 3.  Job Site Business Operations will meet from 6 to 9 a.m.  Cost is $49.  Florida Building Code Core Training will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cost is $99. Changes in the Florida Building Code will meet from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Cost is $119.  The package price for all three classes is $199.  

                In the field of Health Care:  An IV Therapy class will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays, May 5 through 21, from noon to 5 p.m.  Cost is $114.  A CPR course is set for May 6 and 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.  First Aid will be offered June 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                Cake Decorating I will meet Mondays, May 5 through June 2, from 6 to 8:30p.m.  Cost is $41.

                Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet May 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31. A 20-Childcare Training course is May 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $62.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet June 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course will meet June 14 form 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. 

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

                For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.                                                                  

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April 25, 2003

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES 2003-04 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

 

                MARIANNA—The final round of auditions for music and theatre scholarships at Chipola Junior College for the 2003-04 school year are set for May 8.

                High school graduates with acceptable academic records and music and theatre aptitude are eligible to apply for scholarships.

                Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the CJC Foundation.

                Applications may be obtained by phoning the Chipola Junior College Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277 or by visiting the college’s web site at www.chipola.edu and clicking on Fine and Performing Arts.

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April 25, 2003

 

NISSAN DONATES CAR AND TOOLS TO CJC AUTO TECH PROGRAM

MARIANNA--North American Nissan Corporation recently donated a new Nissan Sentra along with $16,000 in tools and components to the Chipola Junior College Automotive Technology program.

The tools include a brake lathe, valve grinding machine and several new Nissan engines.

CJC automotive instructor John Gardner said, “This donation along with the partnership with Nissan affords our students the opportunity to expand their skills in the area of foreign automobiles. This partnership guarantees that the technicians we train can gain the experience necessary to meet the immediate needs of Nissan dealers and owners.”

The Chipola program is known for providing hands-on experience in high tech automotive service through an expanded curriculum, software and scan tools.

Gardner said, “This donation is important in keeping Chipola’s automotive technology students on top of this ever-changing, technologically sophisticated industry.”

 

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NISSAN HELPS CJC AUTO TECH PROGRAM--North American Nissan Corporation recently donated a new Nissan Sentra along with $16,000 in tools and components to the Chipola Junior College Automotive Technology program. Pictured from left, are: Julian Williams, CJC instructor; Chuck Anderson, Rahal Service Director; Mary Quinn North American Nissan Corporation; and John Gardner, CJC instructor.

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